In the Room Where It Happens: The Legacy of the Declaration of Independence

“We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.”[1] https://www.instagram.com/p/CCOi0OJD1nd/?utm_source=ig_web_copy_link John Trumbull’s proud and bold image had been inspired by the recollections and  musings of Thomas Jefferson, of which … Continue reading In the Room Where It Happens: The Legacy of the Declaration of Independence

Multicultural and Anti-Racist Resources

https://www.instagram.com/p/CB62LK9DwZr/?utm_source=ig_web_copy_link Hello!  As a history and social studies teacher at a private high school, I help young people understand the evolution of the human consciousness and how to make sense of difficult questions of living in the social world.  I help students with the "hard yoga" -- the flex-work, strengthening and breathing -- of living … Continue reading Multicultural and Anti-Racist Resources

Ramp Season and Foraging

It’s that time of the year again in the Hudson Valley!! I’ve been seeing buzz about ramps and fiddleheads in my social media newsfeeds. Not so gentle reminder, just because something appears to be in abundance, doesn’t mean it is. In fact, ramps, or “wild leeks,” or “wild onions” are listed as a threatened species in Quebec … Continue reading Ramp Season and Foraging

How My Family Helped Me Break Into the Ivy League (The Short Version)

This piece is as much reflections on my education as a continuing graduate student as well as my role as a history and social studies teacher at an independent Waldorf high school.  Scandals like last year's Operation Varsity Blues bring to the fore the role of socioeconomic status and inequality at elite institutions of higher … Continue reading How My Family Helped Me Break Into the Ivy League (The Short Version)

“Regret”

Should've. Could've. Would've. Didn't. I've been tirelessly busy with graduate schoolwork, PhD applications, work and project planning, but I wanted to drop a few quick lines to say "Hello out there" and put to rest a few things that have been swimming in my mind lately. More to come!